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Meet Dr Tammy Horton

Digital artwork of a giant kraken eye peering at the viewer.

She is well known for her taxonomic work, which has resulted in the descriptions of numerous new species of deep-sea amphipods, and her contributions to the understanding of the diversity and ecology of deep-sea ecosystems.

Tammy is the Chair of the Steering Committee of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), a database that captures the names of all marine species globally, and she coordinates the World Amphipoda Database (WAD) and the World Register of Deep-Sea Species (WoRDSS) which aims to capture the names of all species living deeper than 500m.

Dr Horton is an expert in the use and care of marine invertebrate specimen collections, having begun her academic career working at the Natural History Museum, London, and now as the curator and manager of the Discovery Collections, a unique collection of more than 70,000 deep-sea samples and specimens held at the NOC.

Photo of Dr Tammy Horton, guest curator of 'Monsters of the Deep', installing a specimen jar.

Tammy also teaches invertebrate zoology and parasitology and supervises research students at the University of Southampton.

With her extensive expertise and experience we are thrilled to have Dr Tammy Horton as Guest Curator for Monsters of the Deep.

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National Maritime Museum
Cornwall Trust
Discovery Quay
TR11 3QY

Tel: +44(0)1326 313388